Family members of all ages gathered recently to recall the original gift, celebrate the family’s contributions for cardiac care, and officially dedicate a plaque to TMC at the unit entrance. The TMC Foundation welcomed the Wilson relatives at the newly refurbished unit, celebrating the legacy established in 1968. At that time, Mrs. Fern Wilson and family made the gift that launched Tucson’s first Cardiac Care Unit, commemorated at the time with a bronze plaque.
As noted on the newly minted acrylic plaque in 2012, “The family of Cecil D. Wilson is proud that TMC wisely used the initial gift from Mrs. Fern Wilson to start the Cardiac Care Department. The vision and generosity of the Wilson family has created a succession of improvements to cardiovascular care and continues the great tradition at TMC.”